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Nothing But Trouble (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 15 February 1991 (USA)
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A businessman and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director:

Dan Aykroyd

Writers:

Peter Aykroyd (story), Dan Aykroyd (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Chris Thorne
Dan Aykroyd ... Judge Alvin 'J.P' Valkenheiser / Bobo
John Candy ... Dennis / Eldona
Demi Moore ... Diane Lightson
Valri Bromfield ... Miss Purdah
Taylor Negron ... Fausto Squiriniszu
Bertila Damas ... Renalda Squiriniszu
Raymond J. Barry ... Mark
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Brian
John Wesley ... Sam
Peter Aykroyd ... Mike the Doorman
Daniel Baldwin ... Dealer #1 (Artie)
James Staszkiel James Staszkiel ... Dealer #2 (as James Staskel)
Deborah Lee Johnson Deborah Lee Johnson ... Dealer #1's Girlfriend
Karla Tamburrelli Karla Tamburrelli ... Dealer #2's Girlfriend
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Storyline

A financier [Chevy Chase] meets a spurned lover [Demi Moore] and agrees to take her to a business meeting. On the way there, they run a stop sign in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. They are arrested and taken to the local court. But all is not as it seems: the courthouse and the "prison" are a maze of zany booby- traps and deadly contraptions. The antics of the captured couple as they try to escape from the mad judge and his bizarre family make up the rest of this unusual film. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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All they wanted was a little getaway. All they got was nothing but trouble.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,966,240, 18 February 1991

Gross USA:

$8,479,793
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The story was developed after a screening of the 1987 film Hellraiser that producer Robert K. Weiss attended with Dan and Peter Aykroyd. Weiss had a fractured rib and suggested the three attend a film to take his mind off his injury, but that it couldn't be a comedy because it hurt him to laugh, which is why the Aykroyd brothers chose a horror film. Once the movie started and the three saw the audience laughing at the film, Weiss suggested that they make a horror-comedy together, since audiences wanted to laugh and be scared at the same time. See more »

Goofs

When everyone first gets in the car a white cassette tape is handed forward, but after the cut Demi Moore is holding a black cassette. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fausto: [as they leave a car and go into a building to a party] 20 minutes, hello, good-bye.
Renalda: Ok.
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Connections

References The People's Court (1981) See more »

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The Good Life
Written by Jack Reardon and Sacha Distel
Arranged, Conducted and Produced by Marty Paich
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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If you don't stop, trouble comes a knocking...
22 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie was great and enjoyable back in 1991 and still is so even today. There is just that something unique about the chemistry between comedians Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Chevy Chase.

The story is about four upscale people whom are caught for traffic violations in Valkenvania and are brought for immediate sentencing before the eccentric judge Alvin Valkenheiser. And soon the day turns into a real nightmare.

While "Nothing But Trouble" is not the type of comedy that will split you open from excessive laughing, then there is just something Classic about the entire movie; be it the mood and absurdity of the story, the hilarious and outrageous characters, or the fact that Dan Aykroyd, John Candy and Chevy Chase were just a great combination, I do not know. But I do know that this movie is entertaining.

The movie does bear itself as watchable more than once. And if you are a fan of Dan Aykroyd, John Candy or Chevy Chase, then "Nothing But Trouble" is a must watch.


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